ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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38. 
Art Déco Carpet
France
Circa 1930
297 x 253 cm (9’9” x 8’4”)


Notes: Symmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
A highly sophisticated Art Dèco carpet decorated by a system of two tones of brown parallel and perpendicular stripes, overlapping each other in such a way as to mimic an overblown weaving. Where the stripes meet, we see a series of concentric squares that add a three-dimensionality to the composition. The dark contrasting palette as well as the geometric pattern seem to draw inspitation from African textiles, them being one of the chief iconographic sources for many of the designs seen in the Art Déco period.

 



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